Benzodiazepines are most often prescribed for so-called panic disorders and anxiety. While there may be some who find these drugs temporarily relieve symptoms, they are extremely addictive and the risk of using them cannot be overstated.
As with all substance dependency problems, the transition from occasional drinker to struggling with alcoholism can be gradual. Therefore, it is essential to learn how to distinguish occasional drinking from alcohol addiction.
One of the strangest things in our country is the attitude towards teenagers experimenting with drugs as though it is some cultural norm. I have heard stories from nonaddicts who tried weed, alcohol , cocaine, or hallucinogens when they were in their teens.
Few people using drugs like heroin or cocaine test their substances. This means shady dealers can easily slip much less expensive fentanyl into the drugs often without the user’s knowledge.
With the world as crazy as it has been, I expect the holiday season to be pretty much the same. Keeping this in mind, we have decided to republish our holiday tips for having a safe and sober holiday season.
Beginning with the advent of synthetic marijuana, artificial narcotics have been steadily growing in popularity over the last decade. These drugs can be referred to as any number of street names, such as “spice” or “legal.
In the United States, drug abuse has been a problem at least since alcoholic spirits have existed, probably longer. As societal pressures in the modern era continue to grow, so does addictive behavior in an alarming number of people.
"When I got sober, I thought giving up (alcohol) was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That’s when the sparkle started for me." - Mary Karr This quote is by an American poet who became sober and struggled with finding ways to keep occupied.
I never thought, ’Oh that’s what I want, to live my life always worrying about the next fix’. It turned out that way when heroin became my best friend. We met, and instantly got along; a soulmate if you will.
I Was Running From My Problems When I first arrived at Narconon, my life, and every part of it was in disarray. I was an emotional wreck. I was never in the present moment; always stuck in past moments that happened in my life.